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Social Science Research (Sociology) MA

UK

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What will I learn?

Course overview

This masters is aimed at students who want to follow an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research techniques. It will equip you with the theory and practical skills to carry out independent research.

It is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which recognises the importance of bringing cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

You'll learn about methods and techniques used in social sciences research such as:

You'll be lead by experts who are involved in projects that inform public and social policy, in areas such as social care, identities and criminal justice. You'll graduate ready for research posts in academic, voluntary, private and third-sector settings.

Graduate destinations

This course provides an excellent route into further academic study and many of our students go on to complete doctoral research before pursuing an academic career.

It will also prepare you for research and managerial roles in private, public, and third sector organisations, non-governmental organisations, academia, civil service and journalism.

  • data collection and analysis
  • the philosophical, ethical and political issues that underpin social sciences research
  • theories of research design

Which department am I in?

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£21,000.00 (US$ 25,835) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 September 2023

Venue

University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,

NOTTINGHAM,

NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students offering a Bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a Masters programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. IELTS - 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element); TOEFL (iBT) - 100 (with a minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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